Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Here's a question.

posted by The Vidiot @ 3:35 PM Permalink

When did "populism" become a bad thing? And why do they feel the need to modify it with the word "radical"?
Excerpt: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez exports a form of "radical populism" throughout Latin America that poses a threat to democracy, the top US intelligence official said Tuesday. John Negroponte, during hearings on his nomination to become deputy secretary of state, warned that frustration in Latin America about the lack of prosperity under democratic governments could further fuel the populism advocated by Chavez.
"Radical populism."

I don't know about you, but it really doesn't make me quake in my boots like some other words do. Like, for instance, "neoliberalism" or "neoconservatism"or even "Bush administration".


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